Hue Ky Mi Gia

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Hoanh thanh chien // fried wontons

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Canh ga chien bo // butter garlic fried chicken wings

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Hoanh thanh // wonton soup

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Hu tieu xa xiu kho // bbq pork rice noodles, dry style

OH HAY NEW LAYOUT.  Before I decided to do this, I told Husband, “I’m scared because I know it’s going to take hours to get the formatting right.”  And then I stayed up until 5am.  But I think I like it. @_@

We’ve eaten at Hue Ky Mi Gia so many times that I’ve never remembered to take photos until now.  It’s one of our top 3 go-to Vietnamese restaurants.  Always consistent, always delicious.  The standout dishes are the chicken wings and the dry style egg noodle and rice noodle (mi kho, hu tieu kho).

The chicken wings are some of the best I’ve had; definitely the best I’ve had in Seattle.  The wings are breaded, but the batter isn’t too heavy, nor does is fall off in chunks.  Deep fried and tossed in a butter/garlic/shallot/pepper mix that will change your life.  When we order the wings for take out and eat at home, we save the leftover topping to eat with rice the next day.  When we order the wings at the restaurant, we only look longingly at the topping as they take the plate away.

I’m a fan of dry style noodles (i.e., noodle soups that are “deconstructed” so the soup is on the side). I love chewy/al dente noodles, and dry style noodles tend to maintain their chewiness better than when they’re in their soup form.  The noodles are tossed in a soy sauce-based sauce and topped with your choice of from chicken, pork, wontons, seafood.  I prefer the rice noodles (pictured above), but you can also choose wide or skinny egg noodles.  At my parents house, anytime the subject of egg noodles (“mi”) is mentioned, I’m like “I HATE MI,” and my mom is like “Bi hates mi.”  I NEVER order mi in soup form (I HATE MI), but at Hue Ky, I’ve ordered the dry style mi twice, so that’s really saying something.  Usually though, I order just the wonton soup because really, I just want the broth and the above-average wontons.  Throw in a couple chicken wings and that’s a good meal.

Hue Ky Mi Gia
1207 S Jackson St, Ste 101
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 568-1268
huekymigia.com

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  1. I love the fried tofu too at Hue Ky. I haven’t been to their Kent location yet, but I heard it’s pretty good too.

    I don’t know if you’ve mentioned it before or not, but have you been to Mi La Cay? I think their dry noodles Mi La Cay Dac Biet (with soup on the side) is pretty amazing!

    • YES the tofu is good too! I actually also like the fried tofu at Purple Dot. DONTJUDGEME. I haven’t been to Mi Li Cay, but we pass by all the time! Will have to check it out, thanks!

      • lol, now I have to try the fried tofu at Purple Dot! I highly recommend Mi La Cay Dac Biet noodle soup and the dry noodles. 🙂

  2. I HATE MI too. but i occasionally will order mi dau hau xa xiu kho at tan tan or something if i really want something kho.

    • Have you had the pho ga kho at Pho Thai Binh Duong? SO GOOD. It wins over mi kho any day!

      • i havent had pho thai binh duong in foreverz. superbowl pho. lol. i’ve had pho ga kho at pho binh and pho ga da kao. it’s so good when they drench it in that sauce. and then i put extra SRIRACHA. cuz sriracha is like my crack. so gooooooot man.

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